Spring 2015 Schedule Changes

The Hamilton Street Railway has issued the Spring 2015 edition of their quarterly Bus News, which has arrived on HSR buses and at transit terminals... More »

MacNab Transit Terminal Extended Hours End March 31st

The City of Hamilton is planning to extend the operating hours of the passenger waiting building in the downtown Dec 1st... More »

Get Your PRESTO Card at Fortinos in Hamilton

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Progress in Hamilton

Metrolinx is investing in Hamilton to improve access to transit and help create an integrated transportation system for all in the GTHA. More »


Isaac Brock Closure Detours 43 STONE CHURCH April 20-24


The intersection of Isaac Brock Drive and First Road West will be closed to all traffic from 9:00 AM on Monday, April 20th to 9:00 PM on Friday, April 24th.

As a result of the closure, route 43 STONE CHURCH buses will be detoured.

Full Closure of Kenilworth Access Detours 41 MOHAWK this Weekend


At 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18th Hamilton’s Public Works Department will close all lanes of the upper portion of the Kenilworth Access (Mountain Brow Blvd to Sherman Access) as part of the ongoing rock scaling and cleanup work that began last Friday after a rock slide occurred along the escarpment. The access is expected to reopen by Sunday evening. At this time, one lane remains closed.

The access must be shut down this weekend so crews can safely remove large rocks and other materials from the escarpment. If the work is completed sooner the lanes will be reopened.

It will be necessary to detour 41 MOHAWK during thia closure.

King Street Construction in Stoney Creek Could Delay HSR Thru December


Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 15th, the City of Hamilton’s Public Works Department will begin work on King Street in Stoney Creek between Battlefield Drive and Applewood Avenue. The work involves the installation of a new water main, full road reconstruction and streetscaping work throughout the downtown core.

Lane restrictions will be required to complete this work, which could result in delays in the area. HSR routes 5 DELAWARE and 58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL may also experience delays in the area.

City and Union Reach Tentitive Agreement; Avoid HSR Strike

The City of Hamilton has announced that the city and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 107 have reached a tentative agreement.

There will be no HSR strike.

The city issued a media release at 5:30am today, however this has noy yet been posted on Hamilton.ca.

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GO Transit Will Relocate Bus Service from GO Centre to Hunter Street if HSR Strikes


GO Transit plans to suspend service to the Hamilton GO Centre if the HSR goes on strike. An early message sent out Wednesday evening was sent out prematurely stating that this would happen effective tomorrow morning.

Service for routes 16 TORONTO-HAMILTON EXPRESS, 18 LAKESHORE WEST TRAIN MEET and 47 HWY 407 WEST would cease service to the Hamilton GO Centre if a strike were to occur.

2015 Holiday Service Schedule for Easter Weekend

As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the Good Friday on April 3rd. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all. The HSR will be operating on a regular Sunday schedule on Sunday April 5th for Easter Sunday and will be operating on a regular weekday schedule on Easter Monday, April 6th.

The following routes will not be in service on Good Friday or Easter Sunday:

West 5th and Fennell Construction Detours Routes 20/21/33 Thru September [UPDATED]


On Monday, March 23rd, Hamilton’s Public Works Department began work on West 5th Street between Brantdale Avenue and Wembley Road and on Fennell Avenue between the Mohawk College entrance and West 3rd Street. Effective Monday, March 30th, 2015 and until approximately early September, turning restrictions will be in effect at West 5th Street at Fennell Avenue as a result of road construction. Due to these restrictions, routes 20 A-LINE EXPRESS, 21 UPPER KENILWORTH, and 33 SANATORIUM will be on detour.

Routes 1A/5C/51 Detoured on McMaster Campus March 31st


Effective Thursday, March 31st, 2015 from 7:00AM to 12:00PM, University Avenue from Forsyth Avenue to College Crescent (McMaster University) Southbound Traffic Only will be closed due to construction. Routes 1A KING, 5C DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured during this time.

This is the same detour as previously took place on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.

Spring 2015 Schedule Changes

The Hamilton Street Railway has issued the Spring 2015 edition of their quarterly Bus News, which has arrived on HSR buses and at transit terminals. The digital edition of the Bus New is not online yet. There are minor changes to the schedules of many routes.

Below are the changes that will take effect Sunday March 29th, 2015.

2015 Around the Bay Road Race HSR Detours on March 29th


This summarizes detours due to the Around the Bay Road Race. As in past years, this event consists of both a 30k run (approximately 9,000 runners entered) and a 5k run (approximately 2,500 runners entered).


The 30K race will start at York and Caroline and will continue east on York, north on James and east on Burlington Street (the diversion via Guise and Dock Service Road will not be used this year). The race will then exit Burlington Street to Woodward Avenue and then continue with the routing that has been used in previous years.

At 9:30 AM, the race starts at York/Caroline and proceeds as described above. No traffic will be allowed through on the cross streets while the runners are on James (Cannon and Barton) at the start of the race for a period of about 15-20 minutes while the runners clear the intersections.